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Where does the wind go when it stops?When a little boy asks this question at the end of a happy day, his mother explains that the wind does not stop-it blows away to make the trees dance somewhere else.Reassuringly, she tells him that nothing ever ends, it simply begins in another place or in another way. Rain goes back into the clouds to create new storms, waves fold backWhere does the wind go when it stops?When a little boy asks this question at the end of a happy day, his mother explains that the wind does not stop-it blows away to make the trees dance somewhere else.Reassuringly, she tells him that nothing ever ends, it simply begins in another place or in another way. Rain goes back into the clouds to create new storms, waves fold back upon the sea to become new waves, and the day moves on to make way for the night, bringing the darkness and stars for the little boy to dream in.Charlotte Zolotow's lyrical prose and Stefano Vitale's rich illustrations make this a beautiful celebration of the cycle of life....

Title : When the Wind Stops
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ISBN : 9780064434720
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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When the Wind Stops Reviews

  • Connie
    2019-02-15 04:15

    My very first thought after reading this was "Pretty pictures. Bit hippy-dippy, but I like it."Upon closer reflection, I mostly still think that. A little boy wants to know why the sun goes down and where it goes, and is told that the sun doesn't go down so much as go shine on another side of the world. And he's told similar things about the wind, and the seasons, and the sea and so on - there's no end to any of it.So, yes, vaguely new-agey, but I see nothing in it that could offend... well, anybody. The book would work well with anybody's sensibilities as a nice, comforting, before-bed book.

  • Merrow
    2019-02-13 05:06

    I was sold on this book the first time I flipped through it; the illustrations are beautiful! After a perfect day a young boy asks his mother why the day has to end. "It begins in another place, or in a different way." Thus begins a gentle introduction to the never-ending cycles and continuity of the natural world.

  • Jeana
    2019-02-01 09:16

    One of my favorites (I'm pretty sure I pick it at bedtime because I love it, although my kids like it too), When the Wind Stops is a sweet story about how nothing ever ends; it just changes. Zolotow is one of my mom's favorite authors. The illustrations in this edition are phenomenal!

  • Kamalani Kaku
    2019-01-25 03:27

    As the day ends a little boy asks his mom "Where does the wind go when it stops?". His mom then goes on to explain how when one thing ends another begins. She goes through and answers all of his questions about beginnings and endings, How the seasons may end but another one comes along and starts.I really liked the story this book told. I do not think there are enough stories that talk about what is mentioned in this book. It does a great job explaining everything. I would use this book when a child is going through a lot to try and explain how even though when one thing ends there is always something else that starts. I would also use it to teach them about things that happen in the world that they might not understand like: where the wind goes when it isn't blowing.

  • Beth
    2019-02-12 08:17

    Lovely

  • Pingping Xiao
    2019-02-16 02:26

    This is a picture book from Charlotte Zolotow, it first published in 1995. I love this book because it is simple and meaningful. I will definitely read this book to my children in the future. In this book, I experienced a pure soul of child, they are wondering about this fantasy world. Even me as an adult now was touched by this warm book. When the little boy asked his mom, "Why does the day have to end?" I felt myself could not get a answer of this question in that moment. When his mom answered which this answer warm my heart. She said:" So night can begin." When the little boy continue asked: " Where does the sun go when day ends?" His mom said:"The day doesn't end, it begins somewhere else. The sun will shining there, and night begins here. Nothing ends." I love this answer. What a wonderful way to let children always keep wondering, hoping, and having curiosity. I realised that sometimes, the questions from children are easily get neglected often. We think it is too simple or ridiculous which is actually in adult perspective. In fact, children's mind is full of creativity, imagination, and sense. I think these are precious and endangered characteristics in our nowadays society.

  • Georgia
    2019-02-22 03:25

    Just as in the wonderful family book If You Listen, Charlotte Zolotow and illustrator Stefano Vitale team up for a beautiful moving book about a boy who discovers where the wind goes when it stops, in the children’s book When the Wind Stops. The book begins with the day coming to an end, and a little boy recapping what he had done that day. After his father reads him a story, he turns to bed and is tucked in by his mother. He begins asking his mother why the day has to end (5), and she replies “So night can begin,” (5). He asks his mother all types of questions, like where the wind goes when it stops, where the sun goes when the day ends, and where the rain goes when the storms are over. His mother tells him that nothing ever ends; it just goes somewhere else to begin again. This is an excellent book for young children who are just learning about nature and seasons, it is also a fantastic book for teachers to include when creating a unit lesson on nature. Zolotow always seems to have such an elegant way of explaining hard questions children ask.

  • Luisa Knight
    2019-01-28 08:28

    "But where does the sun go when the day ends?" the little boy asked."The day doesn't end," said his mother, "it begins somewhere else. The sun will be shining there, when the night begins here. Nothing ends.""Nothing? the little boy asked."Nothing," his mother said. "It begins in another place or in a different way."Perhaps this can be interpreted another way but it feels like there's an underlying reference to incarnation. I understand cycles, the rain/water cycle, the waves, the earth revolving around the sun to make days and nights, and the book goes into all of these ... but things do end. It's pretty incorrect to say that *nothing* ends.**Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't. I also have Clean Guides (downloadable PDFs) which enable you to clean up your book before reading it! Visit my website: The Book Radar.

  • Dolly
    2019-01-28 02:10

    This is a soothing, reaffirming story about the cycle of day and night, seasons, and the way that nature forms an endless circle that refreshes itself. It depicts a little boy asking his mom many questions and gives her simple, consistent answers. It is a terrific book to read at bedtime and would likely reassure a young child who is anxious about the night. The illustrations are softly muted and calming and complement the story nicely. We really enjoyed reading this book together. interesting passage:"But where does the sun go when the day ends?" the little boy asked. "The day doesn't end," said his mother, "it begins somewhere else. The sun will be shining there, when night begins here. Nothing ends.""Nothing?" the little boy asked."Nothing," his mother said. "It begins in another place or in a different way." (p. 8)

  • Ashlyn
    2019-01-29 08:14

    As the day ends a little boy asks his mom "Where does the wind go when it stops?". His mom then goes on to explain how when one thing ends another begins. She goes through and answers all of his questions about beginnings and endings, How the seasons may end but another one comes along and starts.I really liked the story this book told. I think there aren't enough stories that talk about this kind of stuff in a great way this book does.I would use this book when a child is going through a lot to try and explain how even though something ends there is always something else that starts. I would also use it to teach them about things that happen in the world that they might not understand like: where the wind goes when it isn't blowing.

  • Tim Vandenberg
    2019-01-27 07:14

    Absolutely LOVED Stefano Vitale's vivid & vibrant wood-grain-based art! Wow!Charlotte Zolotow's "Cycle of Life" text is simple & beautiful, but the real pop to this new-art edition is Vitale's explosive simplicity. Pay special attention to how he uses every grain of wood to emphasize his vision. Astounding!VERY recommended as a read-together and for all adults appreciative of simply powerful children's art!

  • Rachel
    2019-01-31 08:30

    During a bedtime chat, a mother reassures her son that nothing ends...it only changes. The book beautifully, compassionately explores the comforting cyclical nature of each day, of the Wheel of seasons, and even of life itself. As a pagan mother, this book is a perfect introduction to the overall idea of reincarnation, of growth and death and rebirth, and the interconnectedness of life on our planet. The illustrations are glorious and the text thoughtfully simple.

  • Kelsey
    2019-02-19 04:34

    Age: Preschool - 2nd grade"When a little boy asks his mother where the wind goes when it stops she answers, "It blows away to make the trees dance somewhere else". Her reassuring answers to his questions make it clear that nothing in nature ever ends; that life simply begins again in another place or another way" (Goodreads feature review).

  • Kathryn Brewer
    2019-01-29 05:16

    This story was a great book to read when I am focusing on seasons in the classroom. Also this book focuses on nature so it would be a great story to use to pull in the cycle of nature. The illustrations are nice for the children to look at and see the pictures of nature. It is a quick read so it would be good to use when I want to add a story into a lesson.

  • Rosa Cline
    2019-02-09 07:08

    What a beautiful book to read to your child for bedtime and or read to when all the 'why' questions about nature come up. The illustrations are wonderful as well. My 3 year old granddaughter enjoyed the illustrations just as much as she did the beautiful story, and it was a delight to read it to her.

  • Lara Lleverino
    2019-02-16 08:10

    Emma, my 8 year old, read this to me. The story was simple enough but the art by Stefano Vitale was so beautiful that we decided to buy two copies of this book. One to read and keep in our personal library and one to cut up and frame to hang the pictures in Emma's room. Emma is very artistic and she spent a lot of time taking in all the details of the illustrations.

  • Meg
    2019-02-19 08:06

    Beautiful illustrations and a conversation between parent and child about where the sun goes when it sets, where the wind goes when it stops blowing, where the rain goes when the storm is over... "Nothing ends," the mother tells the child. "It begins in another place or in a different way."

  • Illeyana
    2019-02-01 01:08

    I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to other. I was impressed that throughout the story the mother explicitly states how things never end but simply change. The illustrations are great, as well.

  • jacky
    2019-02-07 08:29

    I found this when searching for fiction featuring the wind. Though its the title, it is not a story about wind. Instead, it is an "I love you" story much like Mama, Do You Love Me? or The Runaway Bunny.

  • Mrs Bond
    2019-02-09 07:09

    Beautiful illustrations on wood canvas add to the very natural feel of this book. Wonderful as a bedtime story. Great to help discussion on the continuity of life; the end of one thing is the beginning of another.

  • Sally
    2019-02-18 03:33

    I absolutely adore Stefano Vitale's illustrations. Yum. Simple, yet rich; clean and organic. Zolotow's words are sweet, explaining the constant cycling of nature and life, but it's the color-washed wood-grained images that captured my heart.

  • Maria Bulfamante
    2019-01-23 03:11

    This is a great book, not one of my favorites, but I didn't enjoy reading it. It talks about how nothing ever ends, it just changes. The illustrations in this book are amazing and I would recommend it.

  • Kristine
    2019-02-10 07:23

    I really liked this book. The illustrations are beautiful and the lesson in it is great. This is a book that I definitely recommend.

  • Garren
    2019-02-22 03:27

    A book about renewal, endings, and eternities. Great for those with a cyclical metaphysical bent.

  • Michael Fitzgerald
    2019-01-28 01:12

    Most of the illustrations (the ones with faces) are disappointing. The remainder are nice. Would like to see the original illustrations.

  • Jon
    2019-01-23 07:32

    all we are is energy and love

  • Karen
    2019-02-23 01:28

    Mom rates 4 stars..Jacob read for November Pizza Hut Reading Challenge...krb 11/7/16 He rates this 2 stars.

  • EBugs
    2019-02-17 03:22

    This would be a wonderful book to read again and again to a child. Calm and reassuring.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-02-22 09:08

    I love these pictures.

  • Lori Smith
    2019-01-26 05:22

    This book is appropriate for grades K through 3. It supports the teaching of the night sky, sun, and the seasons.